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(San Francisco 49ers)   Matlock revealed. The real story behind Andy Griffith   (hamptonroads.com) divider line 28
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2008-02-17 12:24:37 PM
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MATLOCK!!!!!
 
2008-02-17 12:29:32 PM
Don't even say 'hi!' to Andy Griffith. He takes it as a personal affront. He's a real jerk in person.

/the more you know
 
2008-02-17 12:30:21 PM
They include a 1930 Model A Ford, a 1938 Buick and a 1946 Thunderbird (which was actually a Christmas gift for Cindi). They are his proudest possessions.

I don't think I've ever seen a '46 T-Bird.
 
2008-02-17 12:48:46 PM
Curt Blizzah, I came here to say roughly the same thing. Apparently that down-home, aw-shucks business is an act. And they say Frances "Aunt Bee" Bavier was even more stuck-up.

/TAGS is still one of my all-time favorites.
 
2008-02-17 12:55:31 PM
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LEAVE MATLOCK ALONE!
 
2008-02-17 01:05:04 PM

I love that show, Andy Taylor was the man.

Whistling theme song (new window)

 
2008-02-17 01:10:30 PM
dictyboy: They include a 1930 Model A Ford, a 1938 Buick and a 1946 Thunderbird (which was actually a Christmas gift for Cindi). They are his proudest possessions.

I don't think I've ever seen a '46 T-Bird.


I'd really like to see that, but it probably looks just like the 1942 Thunderbird.
 
2008-02-17 01:16:47 PM
In 1998 he donated 319 acres near the Great Dismal Swamp in Chesapeake to promote nature conservation.

+1 for Matlock
 
2008-02-17 01:25:16 PM
He's one of those nearly mythical genuinely nice people working in show business.
 
2008-02-17 01:33:54 PM
Doesn't matter if you're nice or not if you're famous for having a ginormous cack.

Or was that Don Knotts...?
 
2008-02-17 01:34:38 PM
Deacon Andy Griffith with

What it was, was football (new window)
 
2008-02-17 02:00:42 PM
In the early 90s, I used run dailies to the Universal lot, and I'd hang out in the Matlock unit trailer hoping to bump into Andy. Never did.

One day, I couldn't go and I sent the other guy. He told me both Andy and Don were there and he met both. I was crushed.


//I love Andy Griffith and Done Knotts.
///Do yourself a favor and catch "A Face in the Crowd". Griffith is brilliant.
 
2008-02-17 02:03:20 PM
He really created something for the ages, as did all of the writers and actors involved with TAGS. It always has been in my top ten- top five, even. I can get burned out on any other show, but once that whistling starts, I'm up for watching Andy and Barney. One of the few "classics" that is actually classic.
 
2008-02-17 02:07:34 PM
I heard Andy used to steal Leon's PB & J sandwiches when no one was looking.
 
2008-02-17 03:16:26 PM
FTFA: his performance as an egomaniac television personality in the 1957 movie "A Face in the Crowd" - shot before his TV fame - was one of the greatest in film history.

IMHO A Face in the Crowd was the best commentary on American politics that Hollywoood ever produced. No wonder it "didn't made a dime."
 
2008-02-17 04:47:22 PM
Cache: IMHO A Face in the Crowd was the best commentary on American politics that Hollywoood ever produced. No wonder it "didn't made a dime."

This. Griffith was absolutely amazing. Everyone was. I caught it recently on one of the Old Movie Channels ™, and boy did it hit home.

Put it in your Netflix queue, if you've never seen it. You won't regret it.
 
2008-02-17 05:57:23 PM
Well, now, it seems to me that Ol' Andy was just a tad more folksy and a tech less crusty than the real Matlock. (new window)
 
2008-02-17 06:08:18 PM
Sorry. Link above turned into an ad at the end. I was just so captivated by the Matlock-ish picture.

Behold the true wonder of Bobby Lee Cook. (new window)
 
2008-02-17 07:02:34 PM
Curt Blizzah: Don't even say 'hi!' to Andy Griffith. He takes it as a personal affront. He's a real jerk in person.

/the more you know


carmody: Curt Blizzah, I came here to say roughly the same thing. Apparently that down-home, aw-shucks business is an act. And they say Frances "Aunt Bee" Bavier was even more stuck-up.

/TAGS is still one of my all-time favorites.


And Don Knotts is a bit of a jerk as well. I remember watching the E! True Hollywood Story on Three's Company and Knotts was all smiles as he basically said 'well, since the women weren't that respected by the producers, I took all of their parts! Just part of the business, nom nom nom!'

But it makes sense. People who make that folksy hometown bullshiat are usually assholes. Especially if their fictional TV show becomes the basis for every mythical '50s belief most of the retarded half of this nation mistakes for reality.
 
2008-02-17 08:25:06 PM
Guntram Shatterhand

And Don Knotts is a bit of a jerk as well. I remember watching the E! True Hollywood Story on Three's Company and Knotts was all smiles as he basically said 'well, since the women weren't that respected by the producers, I took all of their parts! Just part of the business, nom nom nom!'

But it makes sense. People who make that folksy hometown bullshiat are usually assholes. Especially if their fictional TV show becomes the basis for every mythical '50s belief most of the retarded half of this nation mistakes for reality.


I met Don Knotts about 15 years ago. He was doing a program a local college which I attended. I went backstage to meet him afterwards, and found him to be very friendly, polite and gracious. It was a pleasure. I still have his autograph around somewhere.
 
2008-02-17 08:37:02 PM
Curt Blizzah: Don't even say 'hi!' to Andy Griffith. He takes it as a personal affront. He's a real jerk in person.

/the more you know

carmody: Curt Blizzah, I came here to say roughly the same thing. Apparently that down-home, aw-shucks business is an act. And they say Frances "Aunt Bee" Bavier was even more stuck-up.

Why? Because after X amount of years of dealing with show business and all the leechers, scammers, and hangers-on who DEMAND something in return for watching a TV show, they didn't just pull up a chair and swap chicken recipes with you for the next 2 hours? What precisely is it that you think you're entitled to ?
 
2008-02-17 08:58:33 PM
vdantev 2008-02-17 08:37:02 PM
Why? Because after X amount of years of dealing with show business and all the leechers, scammers, and hangers-on who DEMAND something in return for watching a TV show, they didn't just pull up a chair and swap chicken recipes with you for the next 2 hours? What precisely is it that you think you're entitled to ?


Jeez; a little touchy on the subject, aren't you?

But since you asked, I feel I am entitled to a reacharound from Andy, while Aunt Bea doubles on the Rusty Trombone. It's the least they can do for me after watching all their crap all these years.
 
2008-02-17 09:22:05 PM
Wolf Nipple Chips: LEAVE MATLOCK ALONE!

Well played.
 
2008-02-18 02:03:44 AM
FLAKENGA: dictyboy: They include a 1930 Model A Ford, a 1938 Buick and a 1946 Thunderbird (which was actually a Christmas gift for Cindi). They are his proudest possessions.

I don't think I've ever seen a '46 T-Bird.

I'd really like to see that, but it probably looks just like the 1942 Thunderbird.


Good one.
 
2008-02-18 03:24:17 AM
I still want to meet "The man who met Andy Griffith", though rumor has it he's also a seriel killer.
 
2008-02-18 11:48:32 AM
vdantev

Why? Because after X amount of years of dealing with show business and all the leechers, scammers, and hangers-on who DEMAND something in return for watching a TV show, they didn't just pull up a chair and swap chicken recipes with you for the next 2 hours? What precisely is it that you think you're entitled to ?

Reciprocation; much to the extent I would expect a smile and nod from any person I would pass in public and did the same. He doesn't owe it to me or anybody else, it's just a sign of the type of person someone is when they don't do it. I don't really care, to be honest. I've seen ballplayers diss young fans who want to say 'hi!' or get an autograph. I consider that a jerk move, too, but it doesn't shock me. I will let you know, when I moved to his town for a summer, it was well-known how much of a dick the guy is. I'd heard it for months until I finally met him a couple of times. When you hear something a few times, and it becomes confirmed, folks tend to put it out for the information of others. Word of mouth works in people like that. I just pass it on to warn folks if you happen to run into the guy, he's not very friendly, and will scowl at any type of pleasantness you put forth.

/he was good in Waitress, tho'
//put a good shoulder in my 82 y o stepdad's ribs to pass through him when my stepdad extended a hand for a handshake
 
2008-02-18 12:27:51 PM
Guntram Shatterhand

People who make that folksy hometown bullshiat are usually assholes. Especially if their fictional TV show becomes the basis for every mythical '50s belief most of the retarded half of this nation mistakes for reality.

www.museum.tv

Hmmm...interesting theory but I heard he was the real deal...never met him personally so I could be totally wrong.

www.graceprize.com

Met him on the set of "In the Heat of the Night" and he was a nice down to earth dude.

End of threadjack
 
2008-02-18 03:08:56 PM
vdantev: Curt Blizzah: Don't even say 'hi!' to Andy Griffith. He takes it as a personal affront. He's a real jerk in person.

/the more you know

carmody: Curt Blizzah, I came here to say roughly the same thing. Apparently that down-home, aw-shucks business is an act. And they say Frances "Aunt Bee" Bavier was even more stuck-up.

Why? Because after X amount of years of dealing with show business and all the leechers, scammers, and hangers-on who DEMAND something in return for watching a TV show, they didn't just pull up a chair and swap chicken recipes with you for the next 2 hours? What precisely is it that you think you're entitled to ?


This.
 
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